May 27 – NewFM Political Director Dwight Bullard is quoted in the May 27th piece by USA Today’s Ledyard King about Sen. Bill Nelson’s re-election race against presumptive Republican nominee and current Governor, Rick Scott. :
….And former State Sen. Dwight Bullard, D-Miami-Dade, said Nelson has to put “more pep in his step” if he wants to win.
“Gov. Scott is more than just formidable,” Bullard said. “He’s a (former political) novice who’s now become the chief executive of the third-largest state in the country, so that should give everyone a level of concern — especially Sen. Nelson…..”
…Bullard, now the political director of a progressive group called The New Florida Majority, warns of complacency.
“If you’re assuming this election cycle (that) everyone who’s anti-Trump is just rolling out voraciously and voting for anyone with a ‘D’ next to their name, that may not be the case,” he said. “What we’re finding is people are more apt to vote for something than against something … Every day becomes more challenging if you’re not cementing what that message is going to look like…..”